Canada Syria Mission

Canadian Jets Bomb First Targets In Syria: Kenney

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.12.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canadian warplanes have bombed their first targets in Syria, Defence Minister Jason Kenney announced online late Wednesday.The milestone even...

Ex-General Angry At MP No-Shows For ISIL Vote

CBC | Posted 03.31.2015 | Canada Politics

Former chief of defence staff Rick Hillier took to Facebook Tuesday to blast MPs who were not present at Monday evening's vote to extend Canada&a...

Canada Pushed To Join Record Syria Aid Drive

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.31.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada urged international donors on Tuesday to swiftly deliver on their aid promises to Syria because the devastated country will need help ...

Syrian-Canadian Activist: Air Raids Alone Will Empower Assad

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.29.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A leading Canadian activist for Syria says it is time to step up the training of a rebel force capable of leading a ground war against both I...

Avoiding Syrian Air Defences A Concern As MPs Debate War Expansion

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.29.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - How to avoid missile batteries and navigate defensive radar systems in Syria are among the issues preoccupying military planners as Parliamen...

5 Things To Consider As ISIL Mission Moves To Syria

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.26.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government faced heated demands Wednesday to justify under international law its plans to expand its ISIL bombing campaign to Syri...

Canada May Go After Groups Linked To ISIL As Part Of Expanded Mission

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The United States made it clear Canada's precision-guided bomb arsenal and expertise would be welcome in Syria, Jason Kenney said Wednesday ...

5 Things To Know About Syria As Tories Aim To Expand Mission

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government is seeking Parliament's blessing to extend and expand its mission against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levan...

Canada's ISIL Mission Eerily Similar To Wayward Syrian Campaign

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.13.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The ghosts of Canada's last air war are likely to haunt its participation in the new campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levan...

As Canada Debates Mideast Mission, U.S. Already Weighing Civilian Aftereffects

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.05.2014 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - As Canada's Parliament prepares to vote this week on expanding military involvement in the Middle East, the U.S. political system has alr...

Media Bites: On Syria, Canada's Once Again Playing Second Fiddle

J.J. McCullough | Posted 11.03.2013 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpgPrime Minister Harper's stance on Syria seems to be a textbook instance of boring second-fiddleism. Like a good backup musician, the PM's endorsed the idea that "Western military action" should be taken against the blood-and-poison-soaked regime of Bashar al-Assad, which in practice means supporting President Obama's promised plan to bomb select Syrian sites at some uncertain time in the uncertain future. And like a good bore, Harp's also emphasized that said support will entail precisely no Canadian military contribution whatsoever.

No Military Mission Planned For Syria

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.29.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Canada has no plans for a military intervention in Syria but it supports its allies who are contemplating ...

Canada Vows Syrian Regime Will Be Held To Account

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.19.2012 | Canada Politics

PARIS - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says Canada supports sending United Nations observers to violence-wracked Syria to ensure the delivery of ...